Love in the Forest
From tiny acorns does mighty love grow. Trees and forests have long been linked to love, so what better place to create a love story of your own? Go for a…
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Leafy links with love... Here's the first of our quirky romantic forest myths to get you in the Valentine's spirit! The hazelnut, a symbol of fertility, was often used in ancient love spells. It was said that to get your hearts desire all you had to do was to assign the name of your love to a hazelnut and throw it in the fire whilst saying:
Core, I really fancy you! It is said that if a person wants to entice another, they should sleep with an apple under their arm. If they can persuade the person to eat the apple the following day, the person will fall in love with them immediately. If the sweaty apple approach doesn’t work, try buying them a cider or a refreshing apple juice instead. Apples are aphrodisiacs!
Hawthorn was thought to increase fertility and was often incorporated into weddings, especially those performed in the spring. It is also said that if a young woman wishes to remain beautiful forever, she should bathe in the dew of the hawthorn tree at dawn on Beltane (the first day of May) while chanting a special rhyme.